from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A yellow oily acid, C9H17NO5, belonging to and found widely in plant and animal tissues.
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- n. A water-soluble antioxidant vitamin needed for the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins; it is found in cereals, legumes, meat and other foods.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a vitamin of the vitamin B complex that performs an important role in the oxidation of fats and carbohydrates and certain amino acids; occurs in many foods
From Greek pantothen, from all sides : panto-, all (from pās, pant-; see pan-) + -then, adv. suff.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From pantothenic + acid. (Wiktionary)